Volusia-Brevard Local News

CMS Proposes Updates to Coverage Policy for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Aug 13, 2020 at 12:45 am by pj

   Proposal provides enhanced patient-centered access to Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices for Medicare beneficiaries Today the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

Nursing Homes See Spike in New COVID Cases Due to Community Spread

Aug 13, 2020 at 12:15 am by pj

Industry leaders call on public health officials to send resources to long term care facilities and on Congress to provide additional funding in next COVID legislation  .... Read More

Fine-Tune Prior Auth Now: Get Ahead of the Elective Procedure Rush

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:09 pm by pj

  By MARCIA LEIGHTON    In a pre-COVID-19 world, prior authorizations were a top concern of CFOs as a major source of claims&nb.... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health System Welcomes Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Gian Rossi

Aug 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm by pj

  Dr. Rossi to see patients at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Lakeland   Nemours Children’s Health System welcomes Gian Rossi, D.O, to the Divi.... Read More

Innovation in a Pandemic: Using Your Parking Lot as a Waiting Area

Aug 12, 2020 at 07:06 pm by pj

  Sponsored  If nothing else, today’s challenges have brought innovation to the small business world. Simple processes have turned into monumental challenges.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Aug 12, 2020 at 10:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 550,901 Total resident deaths: 8,765 Total Hospitalizations: 31,947 New resid.... Read More

Orlando Health Survey Finds Most Parents Nervous to Take Their Kids for Vaccinations Due to COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm by pj

  Experts warn low vaccination rates can cause the next pandemic of dangerous, preventable childhood diseases    Vaccination rates in the U.S. have plummeted.... Read More

COVID-19 Demands Correspond with Uptick in Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals

Aug 11, 2020 at 04:59 pm by pj

  By BECKY GILLETTE Burnout among nursing professionals was an issue long before the coronavirus disease 2019 hit the U.S. beginning in March putting nurses on the fron.... Read More

HIPAA Security Rule: Even More Crucial

Aug 11, 2020 at 02:28 pm by pj

By S. LAMAR BARNETT, MS I shook my head as I carried the second of two clinic desktops to my car. I would never return to Dr. Langston's (named changed) office, closed perma.... Read More

The Orsini Way Launches Virtual Learning Modules to Help Medical Professionals Improve Communication During Pandemic

Aug 11, 2020 at 02:24 pm by pj

  The physician-led communication training program is now available through a virtual-only experience as health care organizations adapt to the changing environment surr.... Read More

Notes from a Frustrated Publisher

Aug 11, 2020 at 01:30 pm by pj

Perspective from a Registered Independent…   I am FRUSTRATED! Frustrated by Local, State & Federal governments across this great nation! Mask mandates and co.... Read More

Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:57 am by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN photo illustration; Wikimedia Commons) By Bernard J. Wolfson Kaiser Health News Dr. Ira Weintraub, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who now wo.... Read More

Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:53 am by pj

(Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Dr. Eric Coe jumped at the chance to help test a COVID-19 vaccine. At his urgin.... Read More

Public Health Officials Are Quitting or Getting Fired in Throes of Pandemic

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:48 am by pj

By Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News   Vilified, threatened with violence or in some cases suffering from bu.... Read More

 Volusia County Medical Society Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis Event 

Aug 07, 2020 at 10:39 am by pj

    "Practical Management and Nutrition in Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis"  Tuesday, August 18, 2020  6:00 PM ET  Featured Speaker...  Andreas G.... Read More

Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:52 pm by pj

  By DR. ELISA MARIA BIANCHI   Each year in the United States about 150,00 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and approximately 53,000 Americans will di.... Read More

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But i.... Read More

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:16 pm by pj

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)   By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients wit.... Read More

Research from AMA, Pew Charitable Trusts Identifies Barriers to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance in Outpatient Settings

Aug 06, 2020 at 03:52 pm by pj

  As antibiotic resistance poses a growing threat to public health across the globe, new research published from the American Medical Association (AMA) and The Pew Chari.... Read More

COVID-19 Impact: 43% of Patients Apprehensive about Going Back to See a Healthcare Provider In Person Until Fall

Aug 06, 2020 at 03:42 pm by pj

DocASAP, the industry's most advanced patient access and engagement platform for health systems, health plans and physician groups, has announced the results of its “Tel.... Read More